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This week on the BGS Radio Hour we’ve got songs written and/or performed by brothers - everyone from The Stanley Brothers, to the Louvin Brothers, right up to Dawes and of course, the Beach Boys, we set aside all sibling rivalries to focus exclusively on the music.

HearThe Bluegrass Situation Radio Hour every Monday at 9:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 all over the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!  

Outbeat News for Monday, June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

• The owner of a hardware store in Tennessee wants everyone to know that he doesn’t like gay people and that they are not welcome in his store. 

 

• Following this month’s Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom, the Human Rights Campaign launched a new “Open To All Campaign” for business owners to welcome LGBTQ people into their stores. 

 

• Locally, Pride celebrations continue with the San Francisco Pride celebration happening this weekend

Outbeat News can be heard Sunday nights at 8:00 pm as part of Outbeat Radio on KRCB FM Radio 91.

California Update for Monday, June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018
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• Californian’s next budget does not include a new charge on water users to fund safe drinking water in rural communities. But that proposal is still alive.

 

• The California Legislature is unveiling a sweeping new overhaul of how it would investigate sexual harassment complaints against everyone from lawmakers to interns.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

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John Prine talks with Terry about his life and music. His new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, is his first in 13 years.  Prine’s first album came out in 1971, when he was just 24 and working as a mailman.  Several of those songs became classics, including Angel from Montgomery, Sam Stone and Paradise.

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Phoebe Bridgers has one of those voices that can make the loudest room go silent. After hearing her sing, Ryan Adams wanted to produce her debut EP. Since then, he’s given her good advice and a guitar – both of which she uses in a live performance on the next encore edition of the World Cafe.

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In an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump announced that he will bring an end to joint military exercises with South Korea. Doing so signals a change to an alliance that dates back decades. Many of United States allies are now wondering what this means for other long-kept agreements and institutions. How President Trump is changing the world order this morning on Morning Edition from NPR News.

This week on Milk Street Radio, we interview Brad Leone, star of Bon Appetit's "Its Alive with Brad”; introduce our recipe for Salmon Chraimeh; learn to toast grains; and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful on the geometry of a pizza slice.

Hosted by Christopher Kimball 

Hear Milk Street Radio Sunday nights at 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM. / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

Humorist Will Rogers used to quip: "I'm not a member of any organized political party. I'm a Democrat." We can all have a good chuckle at that. But the deep problems with politics in the U.S. are too serious to laugh at. The Democratic Party has in recent decades abandoned to a great extent its New Deal social welfare roots. The party of Roosevelt and Truman has embraced Wall Street bankers, hedge fund managers and financiers. The interests of corporations and the business class have immiserated the working class.

Over the course of our lives, we shed parts of our old selves, embrace new ones, and redefine who we are. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about the experiences that shape the person we become.

Hear TED Radio Hour Sunday mornings at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM. / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

The new climate reality means that even those living on a hill will be affected by flooding in the valley, and those living in the North will be affected by droughts in the South. There are many factors to consider how you will be affected by climate change.

“I think this question of inequity is also really, really important,” states Katharine Mach. “And the flipside of that is that wealth is not necessarily protection.”

In this hour of Blue Dimensions, new music from pianist Kenny Barron and his Quintet, an album called "Concentric Circles." Barron received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master designation eight years ago, and numerous other honors, including, six times, the Jazz Journalist's Association Best Pianist award, so he has made for himself a large footprint to fill, but he and his band are fully up to the task on "Concentric Circles." We'll hear some original Barron pieces, and a Thelonious Monk composition from the Quintet - - and Monk will make an appearance as well, with tenor sax g

Word By Word: Conversations With Writers host Gil Mansergh’s June conversation is with two multi-talented Marin County novelists. First, Christie Nelson, and her latest historical novel, Beautiful Illusion: Treasure Island, 1939 a tale of a plucky female reporter, a dwarf anthropologist, and a Japanese diplomat and dangerous deceit at the Golden Gate International Exposition held in the middle of San Francisco Bay.

This week on Folk Alley: a nod to Dad's in honor of Father's Day with music from Steve Martin & Tim O'Brien, Harvey Reid, and Rodney Crowell; new music by Lori McKenna, The Milk Carton Kids, David Francey, Olivia Chaney, Steve Dawson, Twisted Pine and The Slocan Ramblers; favorites from Jason Isbell, The Wood Brothers, and much more.

You’ve heard of them. They don’t have to talk about themselves because everybody else already does. They demand that the whole world bend to their will.

Snap Judgment – Storytelling with a beat.

Do not miss it.

Listen to Snap Judgment - storytelling with a beat - every Saturday morning at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

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It's all hands on deck with William Jackson, Abby Newton, Enya and several others all helping host Fiona Ritchie to project her musical images.

Hear The Thistle and Shamrock every Saturday morning at 11:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / on demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

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The President wants to stop military exercises with South Korea, which he says amount to "war games." A look at what Trump means by war games... And how much money it would save to scrap them. On the next on All Things Considered from NPR News.

All Things Considered can be heard weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

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From “Ol’ Man River” to “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” we turn to the American songbook for portraits of fatherhood, both kindly and cautionary, from down-home country to down-with-the-man rock’n‘roll and soul. We talk to New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis about family life and raising four career musicians—Wynton, Branford, Jason and Delfeayo. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys tells of working in the studio with his dad, Chuck Auerbach, who is making his recording debut at age 68 with Remember Me. Daughter Rosanne remembers Johnny Cash’s voice and her favorite of his tunes.

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On the next Fresh Air, Terry interviews Jonathan Olshefski, the director of the documentary Quest, and Chris Rainey, whose family story is told. The film follows Chris and his wife Christina’s lives for nearly a decade. Chris runs a hip-hop studio in their basement in north Philadelphia. Christina worked for years at a homeless shelter. There’s been a lot of shootings in their neighborhood—their daughter got shot in the eye. Quest will be shown on PBS stations on Monday. Join us.

California Update for Friday, June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• The final California budget that Gov. Jerry Brown will ever sign is heading for his desk after the Legislature approved a nearly $140 billion general fund spending plan Thursday.
 

• During a visit to Sacramento on Thursday, the Prime Minster of Portugal met with Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a climate agreement. Portugal is the latest country to join Brown's Under2 Coalition.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Randol White.

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Welles is the rock and roll moniker of Jesse Wells. Welles grew up in rural Arkansas where his early bands got together to rock out in giant barns that were built to house turkeys. After graduating from college, Welles moved to Nashville and has just released his debut album. The record's single, "Seventeen," was produced by Dave Cobb.

This week, Ric continues his travel series with a listen to the bands and artists who have defined Canadian rock n' roll: Steppenwolf, Neil Young, BTO, The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip, Cowboy Junkies, 54-40, Chilliwack, Sloan, Rush, Crash Test Dummies, Bruce Cockburn, The New Pornographers, Broken Social Scene, and much more.

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Central Americans seeking U.S. asylum are being turned away from official US ports of entry. We'll follow one family who says they were terrorized by gangs in Guatemala and then sent back. That's on the next on All Things Considered from NPR News.

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We remember feminist author and the first female president of Smith College, Jill Ker Conway.  She died Friday at the age of 83.  She was raised on a remote sheep farm in Australia, where her first schooling was through correspondence.  She wrote three acclaimed memoirs.

Natalie Prass had a new album written but not yet recorded when the 2016 election happened. With how she had been feeling after the results came in, you might expect an angry sounding record, but The Future and The Past is full of a dancy sense of hope. She will explain why, and how Stevie Wonder is partially responsible on the next World Cafe.

Tonight on eTown, we’re joined by the high energy band and old friends Leftover Salmon, known for their fast licks, clever lyrics, and fun loving stage presence. Also with us, singer/songwriter Paul Thorn, who brings his muscular brand of roots rock – bluesy, at times rocking and always infectious. Plus Nick talks with scientist and professor Jen Kay about some alarming developments in global warming.

California Update for Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018
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• California political campaigns are preparing for the increase of the gas tax to be this year’s preeminent campaign issue, after the successful recall of a state Senator focused on it.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

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Few musicians have more of a signature sound, or personality, than Peter Hook. The bass virtuoso helped change the shape of music, twice – first with post punk pioneers Joy Division, and then with the groundbreaking electronic music of New Order. He joins host Stephen Kallao for a wide-ranging conversation today – from dealing with the loss of Joy Division's Ian Curtis, who committed suicide at 23, to feuding with former bandmates over royalties. Peter Hook is currently out touring both versions of Substance, the seminal Joy Division and New Order compilations.

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On the next Friends of the Blues, Shuffle Shoes flies solo with great tunes from Bobby Rush, Terry Hanks, Holland K. Smith, and B.B. King. Also, Lloyd Jones, James Cotton, and Taj Mahal. 

Friends of the Blues can be heard Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org  / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!  

World Café makes a pilgrimage to Willie Nelson's tour bus! Willie released an album called Last Man Standing just days before his 85th birthday. Willie talks about how the deaths of dear friends like Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings influenced the title track, the prank he pulled when he was in the hospital recovering from a collapsed lung and shares insights about his favorite form of relaxation. Giggles ensue.

Tonight on Strange Currency, listen for selections from Wish, the 1992 release by The Cure; plus music from The Cavves’ Learn To Swim.

Hosted by Jedd Beaudoin.

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